clear sky chart

Job 9:9

Job 9:9-10
9 He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion,
the Pleiades and the constellations of the south.
10 He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed,
miracles that cannot be counted.

Friday, May 8, 2015

M104 in LRGB

For this one, I used my Orion G3 with color filters (RGB) and my 6" scope.  M104, also known as the Sombrero Galaxy is in the constellation Virgo, about 31 million light years away.  The Sombrero is a spiral galaxy with a large central bulge, and a dark dust lane which makes it look like the Mexican hat.

I dont do too many LRGB images, because of the work involved.  The object needs to be imaged 3 times, each with a red, green and blue filter, then combined to create a composite color image.